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FM-2 "Wildcat" Fighter
FM-2 "Wildcat" Fighter (wwiivehicles.com)

Restoration Set for Plane Found in Lake Michigan

PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan aviation museum is helping to restore a World War-II era plane that was recovered from the bottom of Lake Michigan.

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windsormissouri.com
windsormissouri.com

Windsor Septemberfest Is Coming Up Soon [INTERVIEW]

One thing that a lot of people around here take for granted is that there's so much history and culture in our area.  In fact, several families and groups have lived in our area for hundreds of years.  That's something that the Windsor Septemberfest celebrates, while also championing the now and working for the future. 

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Hain Memorial Garden
Hain Memorial Garden (friendsofhistoricboonville.org)

The Hain House Brings Local History to Life in Boonville [INTERVIEW]

Folks, I know that I'm a nerd.  I've accepted that.  I think most of you out there who have read what I've written or heard what I've said on the air have also come to accept that.  It's part of who I am.  So when I hear about stuff like The Hain House, I get extremely excited.  And once you find out more about it, I think you guys will get excited too!

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A-20 Havoc Bomber
A-20 Havoc Bomber (wwiivehicles.com)

Remains of WWII Airman from New York ID’d in South Pacific

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a World War II airman have been identified and will be returned to his upstate New York hometown for burial, nearly 70 years after his plane and two others slammed into a remote, jungle-covered mountainside in the South Pacific.

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President Barack Obama Visits University of Central Missouri [PHOTOS]

President Barack Obama came to UCM in Warrensburg today (July 24) to discuss the merits of the Missouri Innovation Campus program, an agreement between Lee's Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College and UCM that allows students to graduate with a 4-year degree, two years after college with no student debt and sets them up on a career path with valuable experience.  Obama also spoke about how education can help fuel the economy and concentrating on helping students entering into college and going through it.

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Robert Woolery Pow Wow Brings History to Missouri State Fairgrounds

Last weekend, the annual Woolery Pow Wow was held at the Agriculture Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.  We have a lot of Native American history and lineage in our area, and it means a lot to so many people.

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Mandela Trailer
The Weinstein Co.

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Trailer: Idris Elba Fights For His People

If it's a Weinstein Company film, you can usually bet that it's going to be going for Oscars, so don't be surprised if one of the year's big awards contenders is 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.' It stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, and is due out at the end of the year, so this new trailer hints at its award possibilities.

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facebook.com

Robert Woolery Sr. Memorial Pow Wow Returns to Sedalia This Weekend

Every year, the Missouri State Fairgrounds are filled with Native American Pride. People from all over our area and the surrounding states come in for the Robert Woolery Sr Memorial Pow Wow. We have a lot of Native American history and lineage in our area, and it means a lot to so many people.

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Mark Twain Apts

Behka Reflects on the Mark Twain Apartment Fire One Year Later

Well, today (July 18) is one of those days that isn't very pleasant, but is very important.  Like the day my mother died, like the day my grandmother died, it's something that I dread happening.  If you'll bear with me, though, I feel like it should be something we talk about.

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Cassette Tapes
Doug's Secret Stash

When Was the Last Time You Listened to a Cassette Tape?

This week, I did something that has become a necessity. I am attempting to clean and organize our rooms in the back of the house. I'm sure many of you can relate with spring and fall cleanings. It's funny how whenever you clean a house, you come across some long lost antiques or a cherished memory, or something broken you felt you could fix, or even something you'd rather just forget. I have to admit, the cleaning part has not been real fun, but it has to get done. I do like the organizing and finding things a lot more. I think the discovery that has given me the most chuckles is front the photo that you see here.

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